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Émilie Carpentier is getting ready to shoot L’Horizon

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- Young actors Tracy Gotoas, Sylvain Le Gall and Niia are cast in the filmmaker’s first feature, produced by Elzévir Films and sold by Les Films du Losange

Émilie Carpentier is getting ready to shoot L’Horizon
Actress Tracy Gotoas (© Victoire Fitoussi - Mad Vintage)

On 20 May in the Hauts-de-France region of France will begin the shoot of L’Horizon, the first feature film from Émilie Carpentier, noted for the short film Les Ombres qui me traversent (winner of the Best 1st Work of Fiction prize in national competition in Clermont Ferrand in 2008). The cast features the young Tracy Gotoas (seen in Neuilly sa mère, sa mère [+see also:
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and The Trouble-Shooter [+see also:
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), Sylvain Le Gall and Niia.

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Written by Émilie Carpentier, Cécile Vargaftig (Whatever Happened to My Revolution [+see also:
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Under the Starry Sky [+see also:
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), Assmar Abdillah and Dany Bomou, the script is set in the North suburb of Paris and focuses on Anja, an eighteen-year-old girl of Senegalese origins, who is attracted to Arthur, a Métis boy and the son of a farmer. Searching herself, she discovers the alternative sphere of the ZAD (for “Zone À Défendre”, meaning “zone to defend”), which fights against a supermarket development project that would expropriate farmland. Between juvenile revolt and romantic encounters, Anja tentatively makes her way towards her future…

Produced by Marie Masmonteil for Elzévir Films, L’Horizon has been pre-bought by Canal+ and by Ciné+. Supported by the box office advance of the CNC and by the Hauts-de-France region (Pictanovo), the feature film is also backed by Emergence and by the Bourse Beaumarchais-SACD. The eight weeks of shooting will take place from 20 May to 12 July in the Oise and Aisne departments, with Elin Kirschfink (Our Struggles [+see also:
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Luna [+see also:
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Hope [+see also:
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) as director of cinematography. French distribution and international sales will be managed by Les Films du Losange.

For the record, Elzévir Films has produced nearly 25 feature films, including most notably the recent Party Girl [+see also:
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(Caméra d'Or in Cannes in 2014), directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, and Samuel Theis; The Party’s Over [+see also:
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interview: Marie Garel-Weiss
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by Marie Garel-Weiss (Olivier d'or for best film and Cineuropa Prize winner last year at Lecce); but also Meltem [+see also:
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by Basile Doganis (released in France on 13 March). The Parisian company is also currently co-producing Ismaël Ferroukhi’s Mica,which is almost done filming (read our article).

(Translated from French)

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